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Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
I only direct in self-defense.
In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things out in my own little way.
I strongly believe that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to possess and use guns for purposes of both hunting and self-defense.
You do not have the right to take another human's life, unless it's in strict self-defense.
Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
Murder begins where self-defense ends.
The Second Amendment does protect the right to people to possess weapons for self-defense in the home. That's what the Supreme Court said.
Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel's right to preemptive self-defense.
Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
When you shoot someone who is fleeing, it's not self-defense. It's an execution.
As a matter of international law, the United States is in an armed conflict with al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and associated forces, in response to the 9/11 attacks, and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense.
John O. Brennan
In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense.
I was very unique as a child, dressed a certain way, acted a certain way, didn't fit in with everybody. So I immediately got picked on, especially around the age of 12 and 13, when you start going to junior high and start mingling with the older kids. To counteract that, strictly for self-defense, I wanted to get bigger.
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11.
The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
Ida B. Wells
The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense, with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his vision of America on the world stage.
All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists.
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
I've always been into sports and yoga and running. I actually study a martial arts self-defense program called Krav Maga. I can't quite say it's easy, but it's fun for me and I love to do it.
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